Straight from Winnipeg's experimental electronic scene, vitaminsforyou has been developing sound and music for theatre, dance, film, video, animation and prose across Canada working with artists in a variety of genres from electro-acoustic sound designers to some of Canadas darling pop practitioners. Recent performances include an invitation to play at Mexico Citys Mutek Festival, Toronto's Canadian Electronic Ensembles Festival and the Deep Wireless Festival, Montreal's Mutek Festival, Saskatoon's Digidome Festival of contemporary sound, music, and digital video, Vancouver's New Forms Festival, and Winnipeg's Send and Receive Festival.
vitaminsforyou has also opened for such acts as The Beans from Vancouver, Spookey Ruben from Toronto, Kepler from Ottawa, My Education from Texas, Tim Hecker from Ottawa, Mitchell Akiyama from Montreal, SND from England, coingutter from Vancouver, The Notwist from Germany, Ghislain Poirier from Montreal, Schneider TM from Germany, Mendoza from Mexico, Holzkopf from Saskatoon, and duul_drv from Winnipeg.
"It's Always Raining in Dublin" features vocals by Emm Gryner. "Luxury and Hope" features vocals by Mike "Snailhouse" Feuerstack.
1 - Being Away Fame (A Song for the Xenophobic)
2 - It's Always Raining In Dublin
January 22, 2007
somewhat I did not hear better here yet! congratulations
March 23, 2006
best when different
The standout tracks on this EP are "Six O'Clock Whispers" and "Churchill," where the sound becomes more distinctive and the release comes into its own. "Whispers" is a darker, slightly glitchier take on the minimalist bleep+vocals sound and couldn't be made better. It's perfect the way it is. "Churchill" operates the same way, more upbeat, more angular, distorted vocals, but it follows its own logic and, in that, succeeds.
"Luxury and Hope" is reminicent of early Peter Gabriel with modern laptop backing, which is a good thing. "Being Away From Fame" on the other hand just doesn't work for me. I like the lyrics but the delivery sounds too much like Ben Gibbard and the music feels like it's missing a few layers, even when it gets bigger and adds more elements. The track sounds like a demo of a song that'll be pretty good but isn't there yet. As for "It's Always Raining in Dublin," nothing about the track grabs me. It just feels like filler delaying the stronger songs.
This is a nice EP and it's made me want to hunt down more vitaminsforyou, but those two tracks are the ones that are going to get dropped on mixtapes, sent to friends and put on repeat. Those are the ones that blow me away.
January 27, 2006
music is nice, tracks are tight and well producedÂ..especially track one - "niagra" - i liked the strings. but overall, it was way, way to much like the postal service. maybe turn the knob down on the oh-too sensitive male emo vocals a notch or twoÂ and track two seemed like a morcheeba ripoffÂ ÂAÂ for effort, though, or whateverÂÂ peace.